Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Bubble Maker Boy

The Bubble Maker Boy
I met this bubble maker boy in Chandannagar, selling bubble maker toys outside a Jagadhatri Puja pandal. Apparently he is too young to become a street hawker but being born as a poor kid in a country like India which despite its rapid development till now mistaken by many as a third world nation, you can't make the best use of your childhood. At least this boy didn't choose begging as his livelihood! Of late parents are very cautious of their children's health and they're apprehensive to provide their kids toys without organic paints on them... fair enough. So, the bubble maker boy in pink tee selling his pink bubble toys was blowing out his bubbles in a dull market. Surprisingly I couldn't trace any mark of frustration over his face. It seemed bubbling was his only religion which he had embraced whole heartedly! We read Bhagavad Gita, "Do your duty and be detached from its outcome..." in the morning and indulge in irresistible bitching sessions at the end of the day. I don't want to drag philosophy or self-criticism in a candid photo blog but I was reflecting on a slightly different issue- perhaps one major etiology of our hypocrisy is ill management of time, i.e. we consume so much time in reading theories that we're left with so little to devote in practicing. Any management guy here to add some substance? By the way, now I'm a proud owner of a bubble maker toy and bubbling now and then whenever there's an opportunity. Next time I need to visit a government block I'll carry my bubble making gear to time pass in a more mature way.
The Bubble Maker Boy

11 comments:

  1. LOL...I've always loved these toys :)

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  2. Beautiful as always..I like the contrast between the green back ground and the Pink T-shit...

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  3. I always tried to do this at home but I have never been successful. Good one Anunoy!

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    1. Gowthama, you need to blow is softly, not that hard, assuming you did it forcefully :-P

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  4. I always tried to do this at home but I have never been successful. Good one Anunoy!

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  5. This bubble making toy was my favourite of all. Every year in January we have Numaish(exhibition) in hyderabad where kids sell them. The first time i bought this toy was here. Such a happy memory. I love bubbles..
    :D
    Beautiful clicks Anunoy.

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    1. Why I feel you'll come up with a post on this? :-P

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    2. lol. Should I write a post? ;)
      I may write. If i manage to make a post out of it, I will again link it here.
      :P

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    3. I thought this bubble making thingy and your nostalgia could give birth to a cool cartoon :-P

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